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  • adj. of, or relating to nomads
  • adj. leading a wandering life with no fixed abode; peripatetic, itinerant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wandering; roving; leading the life of a nomad: specifically applied to pastoral tribes that have no fixed abode, but wander about from place to place according to the state of the pasturage.
  • Figuratively, wandering; changeable; unsettled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. migratory

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Examples

  • In Romantic poetry, for instance, and its Victorian derivations and attenuations, anything nomadic is anticipated by the sporadic: those irregular phonemic rhythms entrained to signification in the first place — but not entirely enchained there.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • I also note, incidentally, that certain nomadic hunter-gatherers had ritualistic ways of handling serious conflicts between male members, meant to prevent them from going lethal and triggering a series of retaliatory killings between family members.

    Countersignalling in the Forest

  • A kind of time and place that is sort of nonspecific -- but definitely I think the word nomadic is essential.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

  • Better known as nomadic tent-dwelling herders, Mongolians now are stockholders in a coal company that is one of the coming year's hotly anticipated initial public offerings.

    Mining Boom Fuels New Mongol Hoard

  • Doug Kanter/Bloomberg Better known as nomadic tent-dwelling herders, Mongolians now are stockholders in a coal company that is one of the coming year's most hotly anticipated initial public offerings.

    Mining Money Comes to Mongolia

  • She was come as a part of a delegation from her people; one of the ragtag nomadic bands that roam the mountains to the north and east.

    Duet « A Fly in Amber

  • Nobility in Somali nomadic culture is synonymous with self-restraint, with resilience.

    Nomad

  • [* I employ the word nomadic as synonymous with wandering, and not in its primitive signification.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • (* I employ the word nomadic as synonymous with wandering, and not in its primitive signification.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • No, they are sociable creatures, living in what might be called nomadic communities.

    Our Bird Comrades

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